Atlético Madrid Femenino have been crowned champions of Spain for just the fourth time after clinching the Primera División overnight.

Atléti went into the final day three points ahead of Barcelona, needing only a draw against Real Sociedad to seal the title.

They craved all three points, however, and comprehensively defeated Sociedad 3-1 on the road.

The victory made it 28 wins for the season to go with their two losses and a remarkable 84 out of a possible 90 points.

Esther González was the star of the show, scoring her second hattrick of the season to help her side claim champion status for the third consecutive year – the club’s first title coming in 1990 under the name ‘Atlético Villa de Madrid’.

Australian Alex Chidiac did not feature against Sociedad, having only played six times this season for the Spanish giants.

It caps off an incredible year for the club, who in March played in front of a world record crowd of 60,739. The previous record of 48,121 for a women’s football match was set two months prior when Athletic Bilbao faced Atléti in a Copa del Rey fixture.

The next step for the club will be European success. Having never reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, it will drive the Spaniards towards wanting to become a dominant force in the continental competition.

For now though, they will enjoy their well-deserved domestic success.

Damon Palmar